Sindrila Dutta Banik

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Chiral interfaces and molecular recognition phenomena are of special interest not only for the understanding of biological recognition processes but also for the potential application in material science. Langmuir monolayers at the air-water interface have successfully been used as simple models to mimic biological phenomena. Recent experimental studies(More)
Aminoacylation is a vital step in natural biosynthesis process of peptide and is the key step in correlating the realm of protein with the RNA world. Incorrect aminoacylation might lead to misacylation of d-amino acid in the tRNA which might cause synthesis of a hetero-peptide rather than natural homopeptide leading to the altered functionality of the(More)
In the present work we report, for the first time, a novel difference in the molecular mechanism of the activation step of aminoacylation reaction between the class I and class II aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (aaRSs). The observed difference is in the mode of nucleophilic attack by the oxygen atom of the carboxylic group of the substrate amino acid (AA) to(More)
Aminoacylation is a vital step of natural biosynthesis of peptide. Correct aminoacylation is a necessary prerequisite for the elimination of noncognate amino acids such as D-amino acids. In the present work, we studied the fidelity mechanism of histidine (His) activation (first step of aminoacylation reaction) using a combined quantum(More)
The present work is aimed at understanding the origin of the difference in the molecular organization of the active site nanospaces of the class I and class II aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) which are tunnel-like structures. The active site encloses the cognate amino acid (AA) and the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to carry out aminoacylation reaction.(More)
Chirality is present at all levels of structural hierarchy of protein and plays a significant role in protein biosynthesis. The macromolecules involved in protein biosynthesis such as aminoacyl tRNA synthetase and ribosome have chiral subunits. Despite the omnipresence of chirality in the biosynthetic pathway, its origin, role in current pathway, and(More)
The relation between the conservation of active site residues and the molecular mechanism of aminoacylation reaction is an unexplored problem. In the present paper, the influences of the conserved active site residues on the reaction mechanism as well as the electrostatic potential near the reaction center are analyzed for Histidyl tRNA synthetase from(More)
The effect of initial water activity of MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) medium on CALB (Candida antarctica lipase B) catalyzed esterification reaction is investigated using experimental methods and classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The experimental kinetic studies show that the initial reaction rate of CALB-catalyzed esterification reaction(More)
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